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2013-02-08 The Suffering that Leads to the End of Suffering 55:47
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The First Noble Truth tells us how it really is - there is and there will be suffering in any and every life. But this is not just gloomy news, but rather an invitation to turn towards suffering so we begin to understand it, its nature and its causes, so we need no longer to cause our own suffering, or to feel a vicitm of suffering - that we have done something wrong because we are suffering. Opening to suffering also tenderizes the heart, as we open to the depth and the breadth of our own suffering, and the suffering of the world. This is the path to compassion and to freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-02-08 The Wandering Mind 61:39
  Andrea Fella
In our meditation practice, we often view the wandering mind as something that we have to overcome in order to deepen in our practice. But we can actually investigate the wandering mind as a mental phenomenon, and learn a lot about the way our minds work, deepening in our practice through this very investigation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Februrary 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-02-09 Morning Reflection: The "What" and "How" of experience 18:33
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Februrary 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-02-09 First morning mindfulness instructions 1:10:28
  Gina Sharpe
Mindfulness is ground and support for meta-practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2013-02-09 Morning Instructions - Day 6 16:52
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Morning Instructions
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-02-09 Awakening 42:31
  Shaila Catherine
Awakening is the profound aim of the spiritual life. Awakening is not described as a mystical goal, we wake up to the four noble truths. We look squarely at the world and recognize that we cannot fix it, and through this clarity we realize the end of suffering. Enlightenment does not imply a separation from life, instead, it brings us to face the reality of lived experiences without resistance. Profound realization brings a deep equanimity and peace into every encounter; it is defined as the ending of greed, hatred, and delusion. Awakening is known through the result—the end of defilements, craving, and ignorance. This talk teases out the meaning of several difficult "D" words: disenchantment, dispassion, detachment. These terms do not imply an aversive response to experience, instead they play a vital role in the process of awakening. The talk explores profound spiritual experiences. It considers the danger of arrogance and conceit arising, clinging to, and corrupting enlightenment experiences. It discusses how to express, describe, and speak about our spiritual awakenings without identification.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Saturday Talks - 2013

2013-02-09 Self-worth, Selfing, Forgiveness, Wisdom & Compassion 66:32
  Pascal Auclair
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2013-02-09 Self-worth, Selfing, Forgiveness, Wisdom & Compassion 66:32
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight A Soft and Radical Transformation of the Heart

2013-02-09 Intro to Insight, Thoughts and Emotions 21:40
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-02-09 Intro to Insight, Practicing in your Life 23:01
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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